This Saturday join us for the Port Townsend Winter Holiday and Season Closing Farmers Market, 10am-2pm on Tyler Street with arts and crafts inside the Port Townsend Community Center. Our farm vendors will be on Tyler Street keeping their veggies cool and ready to welcome you with bulk deals on winter storage veggies and grass-fed meat. Arts, craft and prepared food vendors will be inside the Community Center with beautiful hand-made gifts and tasty food.
We are pleased to have a few of our art and craft vendors back at market for our closing day as well as a couple visiting Port Townsend Wednesday and Chimacum vendors. Millbrook Clayworks, Newquist Forge, Barbara Doolittle, Townsend Toad Kidswear, Neve Wear, Blue Summer House, Too Hot to Handle!, and Mountain Spirit Herbal Company, as well as prepared food vendors, the Seafood Spot, and Java Gypsy will be back at market.
Visiting and new vendors this weekend include Hurricane Hills Winery and Center Valley Pottery. You may remember Hurricane Hills Winery from the Chimacum or Wednesday Farmers Markets. They also participated in a couple of Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Markets with their original tasty fruit wines. Center Valley Pottery is new to market. Artist and farmer, Jeff Horwath, co-runs Finnriver Farm. When he is not farming, Jeff creates beautiful and useful pottery for the home. Come check out Jeff's work, pick up one-of-a-kind gifts, and celebrate our final market of the season with us.
Share your Care with Kohlrabi
This time of year eating locally grown food requires embracing cruciferous vegetables. The good news is that in addition to being delicious and versatile, cruciferous veggies--broccoli, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, as well as dark leafy greens like kale and arugula--are great for our health! According to the New York Times, "you cannot go wrong incorporating a lot of cruciferous vegetables..." These veggies are high in fiber, low in calories and rich in vitamins C, E and K, as well as folate and minerals.
"All cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates, natural substances that break down during chopping, cooking, chewing and digestion into biologically active compounds called isothiocyanates and indoles." These compounds inhibit bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung and stomach cancer in laboratory experiments in rats and mice. While human studies have been inconclusive, rodent tests have shown that cruciferous vegetables help protect cells from DNA damage by inactivating carcinogens and decreasing inflammation, inhibit the formation of blood vessels and the migration of tumor cells. What to learn more? Check out this recent New York Times article.
With the winter holidays around the corner, stock up on veggies this Saturday and serve your friends and family healthy meals that may even help protect your loved ones from cancer. Want to give a meaningful gift to someone you love? Consider a Brussels sprouts tree, bunch of kale, crunchy kohlrabi and head inside the Port Townsend Community Center for a hand-made gift.
From Our Vendors
The Port Townsend Winter Holiday and Season Closing Farmers Market is Newquist Forge's last show of the year. Give a beautiful, functional gift. Including crepe pans, carbon steel fry pans and woks, garden tools, and an assortment of candle holders, toilet paper holders, and coat hooks. Find us inside of the Port Townsend Community Center.
Red Dog Farm is excited to bring our winter squashes, Brussels sprouts, winter radishes, carrots, Jerusalem artichokes and so much more to the final Saturday Market of 2018! Come by on Saturday to stock up on creamy Butternut and Red Kuri squashes, crunchy savoy cabbages, Purple Viking potatoes and what you need to make it through these winter months. We hope to see you there!
At the close of our 3rd year at the PT Saturday market, One Straw Ranch wants to thank all of our customers for making this our best season yet! Even on the rainy, gray days you have supported us, and for that, we are truly grateful! Also, if you’re still looking for stocking stuffers we have lovely farm-made soaps and yarn from our beautiful Romney wool. We hope to see you Saturday to wish you a blessed holiday season!
Saturday, December 15th, Port Townsend Winter Holiday and Season Closing Farmers Market, 10am-2pm
Farm vendors on Tyler St
Arts, crafts, and artisan food inside the Port Townsend Community Center
Live music by Gretchen Sleicher and Aimée Ringle
Craft activities for kids with Amy Goetz
This Saturday the market's own, Amy Goetz, will be hosting kids' activities inside the Community Center from 10:30am - 1:30pm. She will help children make botanical pressings using non-toxic self-hardening clay. They make wonderful hand-made gifts for loved ones. This activity is offered to children of all ages, although younger children will need a parent's help. We will also have a play dough table available for kiddos who just want to play!
See you at the Market on Saturday, 10am-2pm on Tyler St and inside the PT Community Center! ~ Amanda